can't change bios to start with dvd

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February 18, 2010 at 11:40:35
Specs: vista home
I upgraded to win 7 and won't start only safe
mode. checked the bios and it has hdd as first
boot. Changed it to dvd to run recovery disk and it
still won't run it. Bios is still at hdd when I go
back to it. Want to uninstall win 7.

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#1
February 18, 2010 at 14:31:11
Did you save and exit after you changed the boot order

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#2
February 18, 2010 at 14:58:55
Recovery disks may or may not be bootable.

Usually there is a F key to select recovery. Might not be visible if you have a CRT or some LCD's as they take too long to start.

See owners manual for exact how to's. Might have to press a key blind.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#3
February 18, 2010 at 20:44:18
As in response 1, F10 is usually the 'save & exit' short cut or you select from the menu.
Know if you use recovery/recovery disk (assuming your recovery partition was not written over) you will start from a new computer set up (all updates and all programs added will be missing as well as any data)
Think before going back that far, is is worth it? If you have a reasonably modern computer with enough memory, Windows 7 properly installed runs better than previous editions.

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#4
February 19, 2010 at 10:34:00
Toshiba systems generally have function key to press during boot to select the boot device (HDD, DVD). The newer systems when the Toshiba logo comes up have a prompt on the bottom of the screen and for boot select it is usually F12. Can you boot to the DVD using this?

Richard


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#5
February 19, 2010 at 17:35:33
I did not press F10 to save I just clicked on Yes where it gave
me a choice to save changes. I will try that next.
Thank you will reply if it works.

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